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A Boolean value indicating whether or not the Meta key is enabled when the touch event is created. If this key is enabled, the attribute's value is true. Otherwise, it is false.

This property is Read only .

Note: On Macintosh keyboards, this is the ⌘ Command key. On Windows keyboards, this is the Windows key ().


var metaEnabled = touchEvent.metaKey;

Return value

true if the Meta key is enabled for this event; and false if the Meta is not enabled.


The TouchEvent.altKey example includes an example of this property's usage.


Specification Status Comment
Touch Events – Level 2 Editor's Draft Non-stable version.
Touch Events Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 22.0 18.0 (18.0) No support No support No support
Feature Android Android Webview Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) 6.0 (6.0) (Yes) 11 (Yes) (Yes)

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